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Septic Tank Emptying with Drain Away

We at Drain Away offer full septic tank emptying services throughout Ireland. With years of experience and a good reputation, we are your number-one choice for all your septic tank maintenance needs. Our fully trained and qualified technicians will get the job done efficiently and effectively making us the reliable choice for septic tank emptying. The cost of septic tank emptying will depend on tank size and location.

Septic Tank Emptying

Why Drain Away for Septic Tank Emptying

Reliable Company

Drain Away is renowned for its quality and reliability. Our team of technicians are fully trained, qualified and efficient with years of experience in the septic tank industry. We pride ourselves on being professional and providing top-class service to our customers.

Full Service

We offer full septic tank emptying and septic tank cleaning services. We use the latest technology and methods to keep your septic tank in top condition. From regular maintenance to emergency service, we cover all aspects of septic tank care.

Septic Tank Emptying

What is Septic Tank Emptying?

Septic tank emptying is the removal of sludge, scum and effluent from your septic tank to prevent overflow and to function properly. Desludging is part of the septic tank emptying process where the solid waste is removed from the tank. This is essential for the health and efficiency of your septic system.

Benefits of Septic Tank Emptying

Regular septic tank emptying will:

  • Health Risks: Proper maintenance prevents bacteria and pathogens from getting into the environment and water supply.
  • Environmental Hazards: Regular emptying prevents overflow which can cause environmental damage.
  • Cost Savings: Regular maintenance is cheaper than emergency repairs or replacement.
  • Maintaining the Treatment System: Regular emptying keeps the treatment system in good working order and prevents overflow and environmental pollution.

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Why Septic Tank Emptying is Important

Health and Environmental Risks

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) half of all septic tanks inspected by local authorities last year failed inspection. One in five of those septic tanks posed a risk to human health and the environment. Structural defects and lack of maintenance were the main reasons for failure. Excess waste water can cause overflows and waterlogging in the drainage field which poses health and environmental risks. Regular septic tank emptying can prevent these problems and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.


In Ireland it is a legal requirement to maintain and inspect your septic tank. Households are notified when they fail an inspection and told to fix the problem. Repair grants of up to €5,000 are available in certain cases. Keeping your septic tank in good condition will keep you compliant with these regulations.

How Drain Away Can Help


Our team of technicians are fully trained, qualified and efficient. They have years of experience in the septic tank industry.


We use the latest technology for septic tank emptying to ensure a full and efficient job every time. This technology monitors the outlet pipe to ensure the water level is correct and the septic system is working properly.


In addition to septic tank emptying we also offer septic tank pump out and septic tank installation and upgrades. We cover all your septic system needs.

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Septic Tank Emptying: Areas We Cover

We service septic tank emptying in:

  • Dublin
  • Kilkenny
  • Offaly
  • Galway
  • Limerick
  • Kildare
  • Westmeath
  • Tipperary
  • Laois
  • Clare
  • Birr

Wherever you are in these counties our team is ready to service your septic tank emptying needs. Contact Drain Away today to book in and get the best drain maintenance.

Septic Tank Emptying


Our technician will inspect the septic tank to see the condition of the tank and the level of sludge and scum.


We will prepare the site for septic tank emptying and have all the necessary equipment on site.


We will pump out the sludge, scum and effluent from the tank using the latest technology.


We will clean the tank to remove any remaining debris and get the tank working properly.

Final Inspection:

A final inspection is done to check the entire septic tank system and address any potential problems.

Report and Recommendations:

We will provide a full report of the service and recommendations for future maintenance to keep your septic system in good condition

We Service

Septic tank emptying services to:

  • Hospitality Sector (Restaurants & Hotels)
  • Real Estate
  • New Housing Developments
  • Property Management Companies
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Management
  • Civil Engineers


We are honored to have won our consumers’ trust.

We are proud to have earned the trust and confidence of our customers through our commitment to excellence and exceptional service.

Patrick Kenny


Very good service I had a different drain business to come to my home last year to unblock my drains and I found drain away a better service. I would highly recommend this company.

Nathan Hegarty


I had drainaway to unblock my drain and they found a collapsed drain and they had a drain camera to find where the problem was I found there service very cheap for the technology and the equipment they had. I rang around and I found them the most affordable drain company. 10 out of 10 from me.

Septic Tank Emptying FAQs

Our dedicated team of drain maintenance experts is available 24/7 to ensure your drains are functioning perfectly. Call our friendly team at 1800 938 837 for immediate assistance.

What is septic tank emptying?

Septic tank emptying means removing the sludge, scum and effluent from your septic tank to keep it working properly and prevent overflow.

How often should I empty my septic tank?

We recommend emptying your septic tank every 1-3 years depending on usage and size of tank.

What are the signs my septic tank needs emptying?

Slow drains, bad odours, water pooling in your yard and sewage backups.

What is the cost of septic tank emptying?

Price varies depending on tank size and service required. Contact us for a quote.

How do I look after my septic tank between services?

Regular inspections, don’t flush non degradable items and manage water usage.

Let us take care of your septic tank emptying needs.

Whether you’re looking for a simple repair or a complete drain unblocking, installation, maintenance and septic system upgrade, we’re here to help.